Yoga with Monica: every monday
Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Jefferson Hall. Open to all! This yoga is a gentle, restorative, healing experience. Focus is on holding poses, core movement, and breathing meditation, with care to protect the low back and neck. Drop in and give it a try! Cost is $13.00 a session.
Weekly Meditation Group: every wednesday
Now with free childcare in Starr King. Please join us for the Wednesday sitting meditation at 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. in the USSB Sanctuary. No experience required. Take a breath, get centered and feel grounded mid-week. Kids are welcome to play with supervision while their grown-ups meditate. Email if you have any questions: email@example.com.
Solidarity and Compassion Meets Wednesday, July 10
Join us from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Parish Hall. We are thrilled to offer a monthly gathering of guest speakers from the community to discuss ways of community healing during difficult times and to spend time in meditation and reflection. Hear members of the leading faith traditions, thinkers, musicians, visionaries, and activists share how their individual traditions and practices help us during this challenging time in our country and our world. Join us every second Wednesday of the month. Admission is by donation and everyone is welcome.
New Member Orientation Sunday, July 14
This monthly class is the first in the New Member Journey, a series of classes designed to help prepare people to become members of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara. It is a simple, 45-minute introduction and brief campus tour. This class is welcome to anyone, whether a recent visitor or a longtime visitor. Feel free to contact Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Our next class will be Sunday, July 14 at 11:15 a.m. in Classroom A.
Quantum Consciousness Affinity Group Monday, July 15
Beginners QFT&C gathers at 7:00 p.m. for starting at 7:15 in Blake Lounge. Videos and discussion will focus on how the laws of physics imply we are all one. Our next meeting will be a potpourri, with the intro for newbies followed by Don Lincoln summarizing the basics of Loop Quantum Gravity theory, followed by a conceptualization of entanglement by Kryon, the case for the quantum soul, and a rerun of the earlier production from Quantum Gravity Research, “What is Reality.”
Advance Care Directive Workshop meets wednesday, July 17
The Alliance for Living and Dying Well continues with its monthly Advance Care Directive workshops. It’s all happening the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. These free workshops provide trained facilitators and all the materials you need to get the job done. Click here for more information and to register or call the Alliance for Living and Dying Well at (805) 845-5314.
Vegan Film Night Friday, July 19
Friday, July 19, at 7:00 p.m. in Blake Lounge. The End of Meat is a new film that asks the question, what effects would a post-meat world have on the environment, the animals, and us? Ranging widely, the filmmaker, Marc Pierschel, talks to vegan leaders in Germany, visits a fully vegetarian city in India, and observes future food innovators making meat and dairy without animals and harvesting “bacon” from the ocean. The End of Meat reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption, explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a plant-based diet, and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.
Vegan Potluck Sunday, July 21
Join us at 5:00 p.m. in Blake Lounge. Our USSB monthly vegan potluck is a safe space in which to explore the pleasures of a completely plant-based meal. People with all eating styles are warmly welcomed. The commitment for participation is to contribute food that is totally plant-based, i.e., totally vegan. Please bring a dish that serves 10-12 people, and bring utensils, dishes, cups, and napkins. Space is limited to 20-25 people, so be sure to RSVP if you plan to come, and update your RSVP if your plans change. Email albanese@ religion.ucsb.edu. Click here to visit the Vegan Potluck web page, or email Cathy Albanese for more information and to RSVP.
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